5 Common Dropshipping Mistakes You Need To Avoid

So you’ve decided you want to set up an eCommerce dropshipping store. Now what? Well, you’re not alone on this matter. Dropshipping has grown tremendously over the last couple of years and is now estimated to be the chosen fulfillment model for over 33% of online stores. The prospect of being able to easily sell products online without having to worry about shipping, inventory management or up-front costs is understandably desirable. But, like with most things in life, there’s a catch as around 90% of dropshipping stores fail within their first year of operation. In this blog, we’ll be exploring...

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Magento Ecommerce Store Secure

1. Keep Magento UpdatedNo body's perfect, not even the creators of the biggest ecommerce platform on the planet, this is why Magento are always repairing flaws in their code and hackers are always looking for vulnerabilities. Don't panic, just keep on top of your Magento updates. Sign up to the Magento newsletter to hear when updates are being released. Despite the arrival of Magento 2, Magento 1 is still being maintained to ensure security issues are addressed. Always ensure Magento updates are installed by a competent developer.2. Only use Modules/Extensions from reputable sourcesMagento is a modular platform meaning different aspects...

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The 3 Biggest Obstacles Faced by Amazon Sellers in 2019

For many years eBay was the only option for people wanting to sell products online. In 2000, however, Amazon came along and the online selling landscape was changed instantaneously. Although at first Amazon was reserved for people selling books, CDs and DVDs, it has since expanded to become one of the worlds biggest retailers. With years of experience on their side you’d expect the platform to be smooth-sailing. But in reality this is quite far from the truth, with many sellers maintaining that there is a ‘dark side’ to Amazon.In light of this, and with some help from Prabhat...

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Shopping Cart Abandonment: The Secret to Re-engaging Your Customers

Shoppers adding items to their online baskets then leaving the website without completing the checkout process has become a worldwide phenomenon. Fortunately for eCommerce website owners, virtually abandoned baskets don’t leave anywhere near the amount of clutter as physically abandoned baskets. However what they do leave is a sense of frustration amongst sellers. Why is it that more than 2/3rds of the people who visit an eCommerce website drop out at the last minute? In this blog posts we’ll be exploring the possible causes of shopping cart abandonment (SCA) and some simple practices that will minimise dropouts and maximise revenue....

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5 Brands That Are Successfully Using ChatBot Marketing

Research shows that the global Internet of Things market will grow 28.5% by 2020. It makes sense, therefore, that consumers expectations are higher than ever before. As such customers want their interactions with brands to be smarter, quicker and more efficient. In order to meet these demands, brands are increasingly turning to Chatbots to bridge the gap between online and offline experiences. Unlike humans, Chatbots are available 24 hours, 7 days a week - they don’t take dinner breaks, sleep or get sick which means they are always ready to have a natter.Here at Digitl, we have a Drift...

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8 Key Dates for Your eCommerce Strategy in Winter 2018

With only two and a bit months left of 2018, it may be tempting to focus all of your efforts on your eCommerce strategy for 2019. Whilst we admit ‘preparation is the key to success’, let's also not forget that the busiest quarter of the year is yet to come.From October to December, there's a plethora of holidays and promotional opportunities your business can make the most of, increasing brand awareness and boosting sales. This is by no means an exhaustive list, rather the most popular events which are relevant to a UK audience.31st October - HalloweenAlthough traditionally the UK have...

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Questions Every Client Should Ask Before Hiring a Web Design Agency

The quality of your company's website can be make or break in terms of business development – it may hinder or facilitate growth. Therefore making the wrong choice when choosing a new web design agency can be fatal.Over the last couple of months we’ve had an increasing number of clients coming to us unhappy with websites designed by other agencies. Often these clients have paid a big sum of money up front assuming all their dreams will be fulfilled but aren't consulted properly during the development process so end up stuck with a disappointing website. In most of these situations,...

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Mastermindset Webinar: How to Read Your Customer’s Mind (And Sell More)

Meet the Mind Reading Experts                     Martin Lucas (Chief Executive Officer) and Simon Jack (Chief Science Officer) of Mastermindset. They have created 6 businesses (4 together), published 2 books, received 16 awards and solved problems for 100s of companies. They use psychology, science, behavioural economics, emotional intelligence and mathematics to examine what drives behaviours in any given marketplace. They begin with the underlying premise that behaviours are manifestations of how we think and act. They are demonstrations of prior actions and beliefs.Humans are Irrational Creatures More often than not, human behaviour defies...

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Brightpearl Amazon Webinar: How Your Business Can Compete With Amazon

In our latest Amazon webinar with Brightpearl's Stuart Pick we discussed the benefits of automating processes of your eCommerce business. Tech giant Amazon was initially founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos, starting its days as an online book store. Within a few months it began shipping to countries in every corner of the world, continually growing leaps and bounds to become a $470 billion business spreading into almost every imaginable industry. Nowadays, Amazon represents a huge opportunity for merchants – whether you sell through them as a seller, to them as a vendor or to other businesses as a marketplace. As...

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Exporting Webinar: Growing Your Online Business Globally

Growing your business beyond shores is the dream for many of us, but it doesn't come without challenges. Whilst it’s easy to say the world is our oyster, trading internationally carries constraints in many areas, from legal and regulatory barriers to language and cultural barriers. So it’s fair to say that the decision to trade globally shouldn't be taken lightly. To watch our webinar with trade advisor and eCommerce expert, Joe Darwen on exporting and growing your online business, click here to view our exporting webinar. Why Trade Globally? Pursuing international trade confers many benefits, both tangible and intangible. Whilst the population of the...

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eCommerce trends in 2018: What the experts think

eCommerce is growing at a disruptive rate and its economic impact is becoming ever more prevalent.Statistics are consistently showing that millennials prefer to shop online instead of in-store. So with that in mind, it’s important to take note of the current eCommerce trends in 2018 so you can maximise sales and stay up-to-date with market competitors.The eCommerce topics set to hit the headlines in 2018 are:Delivery – Can it get faster? Can we keep up with the pace of Amazon? GDPR – What is its impact? Will it kill off the telesales industry? The emergence of smaller fashion brands –...

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Get your eCommerce Show North tickets – Event City, Manchester

We're just recovering from a couple of really busy days at Prolific North live where we have been exhibiting - we connected with lots of new people and got the chance to meet up with old friends we don't see so often.  The main reason for us being there however was preparation work - in October this year we'll be at eCommerce Show North as key partners.    It's going to be the biggest eCommerce Expo outside of London and personally I can't wait for it to come to our city.Not to have an event like this for so many years is...

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Slides: The 12 Days of Christmas

At my Online Seller talk today I will be talking about the 12 Days of Christmas.12 small suggestions to help you get prepared for Christmas - have a look through, my guess is that at least one will give you a nudge in the right direction!...

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